Sunday, December 21, 2008

Movie Time

I tried to go to work today but my car was snowed in. After Rick trying to dig it out for 10 minutes, all we managed to do was get it stuck in a different spot. I am sick of this weather!

I have been watching some good movies lately. That is probably because all of the summer movies are coming out and I only saw one in the theaters this summer. So I have a lot to catch up on. I decided to give a review of some of the movies I have seen lately. Some of them newer, some of them new to me. I am just trying to entertain myself. :)

I watched the Dark Knight last week. I thought the first new Batman movie was weird to say the least so I was expecting something similar. I had heard that is was very dark and was being partially to blame for Heath Ledger's death because he had gone a little coo coo after playing this part. I don't know if that is true or not, but after seeing this movie I wouldn't find it hard to believe. His character is crazy and the darkest, most evil villain I have seen in a movie in a long time, if ever. It was a very hard movie to watch sometimes but extremely gripping. I wish they would have given Two Face more screen time since he was one of my favorites from the last set of Batman movies (I don't know anything about the comics), but overall if you like thrillers this would be for you. I did think it was borderline as far as violence goes for a PG-13.

I also just watched Hancock the other day. I am a huge fan of Will Smith's but his last few movies have either looked boring or not my style. So when I saw previews for this one last spring I really wanted to see it in the theaters, but Indiana Jones won out on the one movie that I was willing to spend money on. It was very entertaining and I loved the twists that they put in, although Rick thought he was smart and spoiled the twist before it came. Rude. I kind of feel like if I was a super hero, I would be a lot like Hancock, minus the drinking. They show on the previews the part where he saves the whale by throwing it back into the ocean and it manages to hit the one boat in the harbor. So funny. Even after seeing the movie, I think it is my favorite part.

The one thing I miss about working at Blockbuster is that I am always behind on new releases these days. I used to know when every movie was coming out and I would have seen most of them before they were released (we got to rent them before they came out). So if you have seen any good movies lately let me know because I probably haven't seen them and I need to narrow down to ones that would be worth my time. I just love movies.


Brooke said...

I just saw the Dark Knight last night! It really was dark. I wouldn't be surprised if that is what sent Heath Ledger over the edge. Haven't seen Hancock. I may have to go rent it now. I just saw the new Indiana Jones movie last week, and I thought the alien part was pushing the weird envelope a bit, though I really did like the rest of it.

Tyra said...

The Dark Knight gave me nightmares and I couldn;t help feeling so sad every time I saw Heath was not a movie I would like to see ever again......
Do you like musicals? Mama Mia is GREAT!